Moroni History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Moroni surname is a patronymic form of the personal name Moro.

Early Origins of the Moroni family

The surname Moroni was first found in Verona, a city in Venetia Italy capital of the province of Verona. This ancient city was the chief town of the Cenomani, a Gaulish tribe and became a Latin town in 89 B.C. It became part of Lombardy (568,) Frankish, Bartolmeo ruled and died in 1304. It is said to be the home of Romeo and Juliet. The city is rich in churches, museums, galleries, paintings, sculptures, statues and monuments. The cathedral was consecrated in 1187. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family name has traced its way from Verona to Genoa, then to Milan, and thence to Mercia in Spain and thence Tortosa and Mallorca.

Important Dates for the Moroni family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moroni research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1924, 1471, 1529, 1509, 1580, 1529, 1536, 1520 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Moroni History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moroni Spelling Variations

Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Moroni include Moron, Moro, Morol, Moriles, Morona, Miron, Moroldi, Moroni, Moronati, Morrone, Morroni and many more.

Early Notables of the Moroni family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Francesco Morone (1471-1529), Italian, Renaissance style painter, active in Verona; Giovanni Morone (1509-1580), made a Bishop of Modena in 1529...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moroni Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moroni migration to the United States

Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Moroni were

Moroni Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angelo Moroni, aged 54, who arrived in America from Milano, Italy, in 1905
  • Emilia Moroni, aged 8, who arrived in America from Senigallia, Ancona, Italy, in 1905
  • Giulia Moroni, aged 16, who arrived in America from Senigallia, Ancona, Italy, in 1905
  • Giuseppa Moroni, aged 1, who arrived in America from Senigallia, Ancona, Italy, in 1905
  • Ersilia Moroni, aged 17, who arrived in America from Milano, Italy, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moroni migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moroni Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Amedeo Clemente Moroni, aged 31, who arrived in Kenora, Ontario, Canada, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Moroni (post 1700)

  • Vittorio Moroni (b. 1971), Italian director and screenwriter
  • Dora Moroni (b. 1956), Italian singer, actress, and dancer
  • Edgardo "Dado" Moroni (b. 1962), Italian jazz pianist and composer, winner of the 2007 Italian Jazz Awards as Best Jazz Act
  • Chiara Moroni (b. 1974), Italian politician
  • Ange-Pierre Moroni, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]
  • Andrea Moroni (b. 1985), Sammarinese footballer
  • David Lee Moroni (b. 1938), former Canadian dancer and teacher

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Citations

  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, May 6) Ange-Pierre Moroni. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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